Do you work well under pressure? Are you good in a crisis? Can you think on your feet? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then Klamath Community College's Emergency Response Operations (ERO) program may be for you. Our Emergency Response and Operations program will teach you the knowledge and skills needed in today’s changing public safety workplace.

Regional Employment Forecast

Hourly Salary Range (State of Oregon):
$18.41 - $36.94
Area Employment Projections: Projected growth (2014-2024) in the state of Oregon is -4.2%.
Statewide Employment Analysis:The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2024. Educational Requirements:The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent.

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department
Data provided for an Emergency Dispatcher position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon's Employment Department.

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Program Advisors

Samuel Franconi
Emergency Response Operations Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Kasey Himes
Emergency Medical Technician Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Q & A 

What will I learn in the Emergency Response Operations program?

The program develops education, skills and techniques for planning, responding, and mitigating various emergency situations within the student’s specific discipline with emphasis on effective response and operations.

There are four emphases within our ERO program:
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Structural Firefighter
  • Criminal Justice

Why choose an emphasis?

Each emphasis in the program requires a different combination of classes. You can view the requirements for each emphasis in our catalog.

Do I have to get the full associate degree?

No. We also offer one-year and less-than-one-year certificates in each emphasis. These certificates are perfect for those who want to brush up on their skills or gain new ones to advance in their current career.

The KCC Public Safety Training Center offers resources for those currently working in the emergency response field and several community resources.